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Eri Yamamoto

Since moving to New York in 1995, Eri Yamamoto has established herself as one of the citys most original and compelling pianists and composers. Jazz legend Herbie Hancock has said, My hats off to her already shes found her own voice. Eri Yamamoto has built a strong following with frequent appearances around New York, and has toured the US, UK and Japan. She has released four critically acclaimed CDs, most recently Cobalt Blue on the Thirsty Ear label.

Since 2000, Eris trio with bassist David Ambrosio and drummer Ikuo Takeuchi has been appearing regularly at Arthurs Tavern, a historic jazz club in New Yorks Greenwich Village. The Trio has also appeared at several international festivals and concert halls, including Cheltenham, UK; Cardiff, Wales, and throughout her native Japan. Eri recently appeared as a featured soloist at the Jazz on Rafale concert series in Montreal and as a member of William Parkers Sextet at the Roccella Jazz Festival in Italy.

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”Eri Yamamoto has emerged on recent William Parker releases, including Lucs Lantern and Corn Meal Dance, and shes an expressively versatile pianist with a knack for gradually evolving harmonies rather than hectic development of material.”
--Philip Clark, The Wire

”Let's agree that pianist Eri Yamamoto's days of being described as a talent deserving wider recognition are now over. With Duologue, she now takes her rightful place as a headliner and leader. Classically trained in Japan, she has the touch of Matthew Shipp, her early jazz mentor

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